Happy Sunday, meal preppers! This week I’m sharing one of my favorite winter breakfast meal prep recipes, Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries. This recipe is actually from my latest meal prep book, The Art of Meal Prep 3. I decided to bring it over onto my blog since you’ll see it making an appearance in some of my upcoming weekly meal plans. Plus the whole idea of my latest book is that I wanted to bring together all my favorite meal prep recipes in one easy spot…recipes that I absolutely love and use all the time. The benefit of having all those recipes in one place is of course that it’s an easy reference to flip through when you need a meal prep recipe (yes, me included), but there are also 5 weekly meal plans based on those recipes with prep day guides included. Enough about the book though, have I sold you yet?! 😉
Steel cut oats are the least processed form of oats you’ll find on the market (rolled oats are next, then quick oats). Because they’re less processed, they take longer to cook and maintain more “chew” than other types of oats. This makes them perfect for cooking in the Instant Pot, plus they hold up really nicely all week long after being prepped. Customize them with any toppings you like!
I served mine with some super simple egg white muffins, but here’s my basic egg white muffin recipe with a few topping choices!
I actually put together a little video of me making a double batch of these oats. Check it out below!
Here are some items I used to make this recipe a success. Note: these are Amazon Affiliate links.
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (16 fl oz)
- 1 cup steel cut oats (176 grams)
- 1 cup blueberries (147 grams)
- 1 cup water (8 fl oz)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (123 grams)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar, packed (25 grams)
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 pinch cardamom optional, but recommended
Add oats, almond milk, water, and cinnamon stick to the Instant Pot bowl and mix until combined.
- Close the lid to the Instant Pot and ensure the spout is set to “Sealing” before turning on high pressure for 6 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of natural release. Once the 10 minutes of natural release are complete, quick release any remaining pressure.
Remove the cinnamon stick and discard. Stir applesauce, brown sugar, and blueberries into the oats until completely combined.
Serve with extra almond milk, brown sugar, fresh blueberries, banana slices, or any other desired toppings (not included in nutrition info).
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